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May 4, 2000
SC verdict on Jaya's plea tomorrow
The Supreme Court today directed a Madras special judge trying the colour television scam against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazagham chief J Jayalalitha not to close tomorrow the defence evidence in the case as the court will examine her plea to call some more witnesses in the case and pass appropriate orders tomorrow.
The direction was issued by a three-judge bench comprising Justices K T Thomas, D P Mohapatra and R C Lahoti when a petition by Jayalalitha against a Madras high court order confirming the refusal by the special judge to examine those witnesses came up for hearing.
''You give us the list of witnesses right now and we will pass the order immediately,'' Justice Thomas told senior counsel Kapil Sibal appearing for Jayalalitha.
Sibal said he would be able to provide the list tomorrow.
''She should be given a chance to examine those witnesses,'' Justice Thomas said.
Special Judge V Radhakrishnan had refused permission to Jayalalitha to examine some witnesses because she was not present on April 12 in the court to pursue the matter. The judge said that it was well within his powers to proceed with the case by closing the defence evidence.
On appeal, the order of the special judge was upheld by the high court. Hence the petition by Jayalalitha before the apex court.
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